I’m heading off to Europe shortly and I’d like to take my handheld GPS with me. Specifically, I’d like the ability to search for streets in countries like Germany, Hungary and Italy, as well as see and search for Points of Interest.
Skywave - I downloaded the Europe map from that site. Unfortunately the zip file was corrupted. I was going to download it again in case the problem was with my download, but in the end I grabbed the single country .img files for each country I am visiting. I used sendmap20 to join them together into one gmapsupp.img file.
I now have the full selection of ‘search’ options available - and menus for ‘lodging’ and ‘all poi’ appear to have valid entries. However the ‘Addresses’ search does not work - there are no results for any search strings I specify in the ‘region’, ‘city’, ‘street’ or ‘street number’ fields. No matter what I input, it returns ‘no matches found’.
Do you think I’d have more success if I tried to build the maps myself, somehow?
EDIT - I’ve just discovered that the Germany map is also a corrupted zip file
I am not the creator of these maps, but you could try the email address on the bottom of the page.
I guess the region/city thing doesn’t work because OSM has no good data available to match streets/pois to cities other then choosing the nearest place node.